Earth Day Part Two

Happy Earth Day Everyone! Here are three more suggestions for celebrating, today or any other day. As mentioned yesterday Earth Day is about a world view as much as it is about April 22. 4. Nature Crafts There are many ways to support the natural wildlife and the bees that keep our harvests healthy. A […]

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Earth Day Part One

I know that you know Earth Day is a world view not a day of the year but having a special time to remember to remember is good too so here are six things that you could do with family and friends to refocus the choices we make the rest of the year, three today […]

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Avocado Brownies with Orange, Rum & Hazelnuts

With all the chocolate sweets running around this weekend, I thought I would share something rich and intensely flavourful that isn’t chocked full of sugar and chemicals. I promise you will not need to eat the whole thing to feel you have had your chocolate fix. This recipe came out of a recent trip to […]

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Jean’s Herb Garden & Chives

We will all have the excellent fortune of being able to follow a beautiful herb garden through the season. This garden is built in a circle, contained by box wood with gravel pathways that cross the middle to create four sections. In each section are two large pots that allow for the containing of fast […]

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Nut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter eggs are a favourite kid friendly recipe for this time of the year and you can find many recipes on line. Most of them start with goodly amounts of icing sugar added to peanut butter. Now I know it may seem like I don’t watch sugar intake if you saw the last post […]

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Decorated Spring Cupcakes

Looking for a play day in the kitchen with the kids? I took a trip to my local bulk foods store and spent under $3.00 for all the trimmings needed to make a batch of cupcakes that most people would relate to as something for Easter. Ostara may be behind us but with the weather […]

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Orange Marmalade Nut Squares

My intention was to create something deliciously wicked for my step mother who loves nuts and seville orange marmalade and as I only had a 45 minute break between things on the to do list, it had to be a quick something. I think these would be great for lunches, they will pack well and […]

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Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns

The other day I was watching a bit of a BBC special, Tudor Monastery Farm and picked up a couple interesting facts. The average diet in Tudor England was 2 pounds of bread and about 9 glasses of ale a day. The ale was made as a way of ensuring water was safe for drinking. […]

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Chocolate Mint Rice Krispie Squares

When I was in high school, the Cooking & Catering Club made doughnuts from scratch and you could tell exactly who decorated which doughnuts. What can I say boys love colour! With that in mind, be careful who has control of the food colouring. You will need: 2 Tbsp. butter 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows […]

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Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles

St. Patrick’s Day is on it’s way. An opportunity for everyone to claim their Irish connection, even if you or your ancestors and their ancestors before them have never set foot on the emerald isle. Patrick was an Englishman, doing a very early rendition of 12 Years a Slave. He escaped after six years, returned […]

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